Store Clerk Fatally Shot During Robbery in Beaumont, Texas; One Suspect Arrested, One on the Loose

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Beaumont Police have arrested one man and are currently searching for another in connection with the fatal shooting of a store clerk in Beaumont’s north end.

According to a news release, Keandre Robinson, 19, of Beaumont, was arrested early Saturday morning, just three hours after the fatal shooting.

Police stated that Robinson fatally shot store clerk, Sheikh Abir-Hossain, 34, of Beaumont, before stealing cigarettes. No other items or cash were stolen, according to police.

Robinson was arrested on a murder warrant in the 1600 block of Delaware, just a few houses to the west of the store which is at the corner of Gulf and Delaware, according to Morrow.

The officers are still looking for the second suspect who was also caught on surveillance video. He was armed with a handgun and was wearing black jeans and a black hoodie with “NERD” printed on the front.

When police arrived at the Kris Food Mart at 3090 Gulf St., they found the body of Abir-Hossain.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Abir-Hossain was killed during an aggravated robbery, according to Beaumont Police officer Haley Morrow.

Police began searching for the suspects they believed were on foot and fled to the south of the store. They released surveillance photos of both suspects and asked for the public’s help in finding them.

According to the officers, multiple Crime Stoppers tips helped in the investigation and led to the arrest of Robinson. His bond was set at $800,000 by Jefferson County Precinct One Justice of the Peace Naomi Doyle.

As of now, the search for the second suspect is ongoing. This is a developing story, and more information will be provided as soon as it is available.